December 5, 2013

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Take a deeeep breath!! Fatigue is a factor.  I have to say, though, that my Thanksgiving holiday was amazing.

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My father-in-law was here, along with my two kids (!) Lenny and Alex, and my grandson.  I feel terrible that I don’t have pictures of my lovely daughter-in-law Lynzee Lynx, but needless to say, we had an amazing time together.  As an artist, she provides so much inspiration.  The creative sparks just fly when she’s around and I’m profoundly grateful!!! Plus she’s a great mom to my grandson; it doesn’t get any better than that.

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The turkey turned out just right  and the table accommodated us all perfectly.

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Dr. Sommerville had an opportunity to dispense some of his invaluable wisdom to a cousin debating her options for college.

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Grandma Jean was able to go to the aquarium with Solomon (among others), and to admire his rock collection later on.  My house is eerily quiet now, but I’m savoring the memories.  I don’t have the stamina I used to have, but somehow I think it’s just as it should be.  I wish we all lived closer:  my parents (all of them!), children, and grandchild.


However, I’m grateful.  I’ll take what I can get.  One of the cool things about this holiday is that Lynzee Lynx introduced me to the wonders of Instagram. So, I’m there under drossintogold… umm, I think. (?!). Plus she persuaded me to start an Etsy shop, which will be functional shortly. I’ll keep you posted.  I have so much amazing stuff  I can’t help collecting or creating that it’s time to spread the love, I guess.

Hope you’re well.  I never get around the blogosphere as much as I’d like, so please know I’m sending love to you even if I’m not commenting consistently.  I’m truly grateful for all the creative energy you provide.  My Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without you.


Details: Skirt newly thrifted over the holiday.  Everything else I’ve had forever, and I’m still loving my “Deva” hair.  :-)







11 Responses to Intermission

  1. Melanie on December 6, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I love that last photo of you and your curls. So much warmth here, and so many new things – Instagram, an Etsy shop. Your family looks relaxed and happy. I’m glad Thanksgiving gave you that time together. Love your new thrifted skirt too!

  2. Grunge Queen on December 6, 2013 at 5:49 am

    What lovely pics of your family, Jean. I’m so glad you had a nice holiday. I sure wish I lived closer to my family too. Even though we’re close-knit, I feel the distance more keenly now that I have a wee one….

    And congrats on the Etsy shop! I will def pop in when you open – you should have an Etsy shop-warming party on your blog! :) I too have long thought of opening a shop, but I’m too overwhelmed thinking of all the work it would take to get it set up. Maybe, in time. I’d love to hear of your journey opening up shop, so feel free to share!

    Pretty skirt, so earthy and flowy …. Xoxo

  3. Vix on December 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! You are such a beautiful and happy family and I love your new skirt! xxxx

  4. Forest City Fashionista on December 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Your “Deva hair” is so pretty, and you look very happy surrounded by your loved ones. Glad you had a thankgiving chock full of yummy food and family love. Instagram is fun – I have an account that I post to somewhat regularly (fcfashionista)and it’s a good forum for those photos that aren’t worth a whole blogpost but you still want to share.

  5. Amber of Butane Anvil on December 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Dearest Jean, how you radiate joy! So wonderful to hear of your amazing family gathering, crackling with energy and creativity. I had missed your post about hair, it looks beautiful and best of all is your happiness with it. (The Curly Girl approach was useful and made a lot of sense when I was losing mine.) Excited about your etsy shop! Wishing you some good rest, my friend, xoxoxoxo

  6. Curtise on December 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    You look so beautiful with your gorgeous curls, Jean! And look at your wonderful family – how good to spend time together.
    So – new developments and challenges ahead, huh? Instagram and Etsy – bring it on! xxxx

  7. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas on December 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Wow! Instagram and Etsy. Bravo Jean! I haven’t braved either of those waters. Lovely photos of your family…I always love these kinds of posts.

  8. sandra on December 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    It looked like an amazing Thanksgiving was had by all! I really enjoyed looking at your lovely pics of your wonderful, beautiful family – and your deva hair is awesome! x x x

  9. pao on December 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    It looks like a laid back Thanksgiving with the family from your photos. And your hair looks amazing. Went back to ready the deva story. How cool is that?! I know nothing about instagram, but etsy, good for you. And now I know who it was that posted such a kind comment on my blog — it was your daughter-in-law, Lynzee Lynx! Wow.

  10. The Style Crone on December 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    An Etsy shop?????? Now that’s something to celebrate. Can’t wait to see what you put up for all to admire and purchase. Applause please!

    Thank you for letting us in on some of the joys of your Thanksgiving. So good to see your family looking happy and festive. Especially you in your thrifted skirt and “Deva hair.” I must say that you and Solomon look very enchanted (and enchanting) at the aquarium.

  11. The Goodwill Fangirl on December 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    You are so awesome to share pics of your beautiful family! And go, Lynzee! I set up an Instagram account once, but can’t remember the password :( An Etsy shop – that’s exciting! I know you make extraordinary things, and it’s wonderful that more people will be able to see and love them.

    Fatigue is tricky, isn’t it? Today was so draining I thought I’d never feel good again, yet yesterday was exciting and I thought I could do anything. I’m also feeling a positive link between my energy level and the amount of exercise I get, sunshine I feel on my face, and good food choices (sugar makes things worse, go figure).

    Much love,

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